Draft Day review

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In his umpteenth sports-movie role, Kevin Costner is Sonny Weaver Jr., beleaguered general manager of the perpetually losing Cleveland Browns football team. It’s 12 hours before ‘Draft day’ – the NFL’s yearly selection of eligible college players – and he’s got his eye on someone who may or may not save everyone’s bacon.

Along with this heavyweight decision, there’s drama with his pregnant ex (Jennifer Garner) and various nuisances provided by a star-studded cast that includes Frank Langella, Sean Combs, and Denis Leary. Director Ivan Reitman jazzes the talky proceedings up with split screens and transitions galore, but it’s still just a minor-league Moneyball .

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